Volunteering is a gift of self, but it's also a truly rewarding experience that can enrich your life as much as those you help!
Volunteering: Food for the Soul
Doing volunteering is often seen as a necessary chore if we want to do our part to help others. However, volunteering can be an incredibly rewarding activity if you start with the right attitude, and especially if you choose a cause that is really close to your heart!
In addition to knowing that our help can change someone's life, we meet lots of great people who share our interests and who are as dedicated as we are. By helping others, we also put into practice many beautiful human qualities, which can only enrich our soul in return. Not just ours, by the way! Think of the fine example you give to your children and the fine values they will benefit from! No matter how much we teach them to take care of others, there is nothing more motivating and exciting than experiencing it yourself!
Engage to make a difference
If volunteering is so rewarding for those who do it out of selflessness, imagine the good it can do for those who benefit from your efforts!Because that is the main objective of volunteering: giving your all to help others, change their lives for the better and advance the causes that are close to our hearts. This social commitment allows us to serve a community, to make a difference and to be able to see the fruits of our labor in each smile, each thank you and each concrete change made thanks to you!
Where to get involved?
There are thousands of organizations in Quebec that desperately need committed volunteers. You can start by asking yourself which cause is close to your heart, since if the cause excites you, you will be much more motivated to get involved! If you are not too sure, you can look in your local newspapers, the websites of major foundations or contact your CLSC to see current needs. The sites of the Federation of volunteer action centers of Quebec and of the Reseau de l'action citoyenne du Québec also contain directories of organizations to looking for volunteers in your area to make your job easier.
Good causes to support
- Breakfast Club
- CHU Sainte Justine
- Nose for living
- Governors of Hope Foundation
- Quebec Block Parents
- Kids Help Phone
- Salvation Army
- YOUTH ENVIRONMENT (ISSUE)
No time to get actively involved in a cause right now? That doesn't mean you can't positively influence someone's life in your day-to-day life! You just have to do small acts of kindness in your daily life, without expecting anything in return. It can be as simple as holding the door open for an elderly person, helping a mom carry her stroller up the stairs, or offering to pick up a co-worker who lives near you. Small gestures that will make others happy and do you good!